Carrollwood and Northdale students can hit the midway instead of the books Friday. Hillsborough County chools will be closed for Florida State Fair day on Feb. 8, with free admission tickets provided for students.
The gates open at 9 a.m. at the state fairgrounds, and there are more than 100 free things to see and do. (A list of suggestions from the folks at the fair is attached to this story.)
Everyone can take advantage of Pepsi armband day on Friday, as well. Armbands for unlimited rides are regularly $30, but you can get $5 off by bringing an empty Diet Mountain Dew can to the gate.
Check out Friday's complete line up of activities and entertainment on the Florida State Fair website.
The fairgrounds are located at 4800 US Hwy. 301 North in Tampa.
Are you taking your children to the fair Friday? What's your favorite thing to do or see there? If not, what do you do on days off like this? Tell us in the comments.